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Sony and Panasonic: New Entrants in OLED TV Race

June 26, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
This story has me scratching my head a bit; Sony and Panasonic will partner in developing OLED TVs. According to the press release, the two companies will pool their "core and printing technologies" to develop a "printing method-based next-generation OLED technology." Perhaps the most puzzling part is that they "aim to establish mass-production technology during 2013." Wow! This strikes me as two drowning swimmers throwing each other cement life rings....

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Alfred Poor on Video about HDTV

June 13, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of discussing HDTV and related topics with David Gewirtz of ZDNet, which he captured on video. We covered a wide range of topics, including OLED HDTVs, 3DTV, screen sizes, Smart TVs, and "direct LED" TVs. The video runs almost a full hour and was made during a Skype video call. (David has invested a lot of time and effort to develop a pretty sophisticated "Skype...

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Look, Ma! No Wires!

May 4, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
You've got a beautiful, big flat screen television. It's so thin that you've put it on a wall mount and it just seems to float in space. Maybe it will just float away! Wait a minute; no, that can't happen because it's tied solidly to the ground by a mass of cables that should be enough to connect the Space Shuttle to its launch gantry. There should be a better...

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Panasonic Dozen-Foot Diagonal Display

May 2, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Once again, Panasonic has move the goalposts in the "Mine Is Bigger than Yours" contest. The latest is a 145-inch diagonal plasma television; that's more than 12 feet from corner to corner. According to a news report by Tech-On, the behemoth was a joint effort with NHK (Japan Broadcasting System) and was produced in one of Panasonic's idle plasma panel fabrication lines. It's not a big surprise that NHK is...

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Pay for Online Purchases with Cash

May 1, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
From the What Will They Think of Next Department: Do you enjoy the convenience of shopping in your BVDs at any hour of the day or night, but still feel a little queasy about sharing your credit card information on the Interwebs? Are you the type who thinks that "left pocket, right pocket" is all you need to know about domestic bookkeeping? Do you still prefer to use old-fashioned "folding...

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Best Buy Breaks More Bad News

April 4, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
The fourth quarter of every year for consumer electronic retailers is like the rainy season for farmers; it's a make-or-break time of year when you have to compensate for the slower sales from the other three quarters. So it was like the  Dust Bowl when Best Buy posted a $1.7 billion loss. This is not quite as bad as it might seem, because their fiscal year ends on March 3, so this...

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My HDTV Buying Advice [a Slashdot video]

March 27, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Do you ever wonder what I tell people when they come up to me at a party and ask "What should I buy as my new television?" The website Slashdot wondered, and they commissioned a video interview of me that they call "HDTV Expert Alfred Poor Tells You What to Buy and What Not to Buy". (The interview was conducted, recorded, and edited by my friend and colleague Robin Miller.)...

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We Control the Channel! (Well, We’re Trying)

March 1, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Are you old enough to remember the opening sequence of "The Outer Limits"? There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We...

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More Bad News for Sears

February 24, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Times have been tough for Sears Holdings, the company that owns Sears and Kmart retail stores. In the fourth quarter of 2011, which is the season that retailers hope to post most of their profits for the year, Sears reported a loss of $2.4 billion. As a result, the company is looking to raise money by shedding some of its assets. According to the company's announcement, it plans to sell...

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A Sound Idea

February 2, 2012 | Author: sysadmindgs
Futuresource Consulting has just released a free analysis report that highlights their observations about consumer electronics products and trends at CES 2012. One of the points that they made in their announcement press release caught my attention: Ever-thinner TV displays boosted interest in speakers, soundbars and home theatre systems. I confess that I've been a bit puzzled over the fascination with thin when it comes to HDTVs. I understand that...

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